Tanzania: Women’s HIV Infections Still On High Side

Jaffar Mjasiri –Tanzania Daily News – Monday, 08 July 2013 (originally published 27 Jun)

Tanzania Women
A community meeting of HIV-positive women who have benefitted from prevention of mother-to-child transmission (PMTCT) services and health counselors in Dangbo, Benin. Image: John Rae/The Global Fund

WOMEN are most affected by HIV in the country according to a recent report by Tanzania HIV and Malaria Indicator Survey (THIMS) 2012.

The THIMS report says women were leading with a 6.2 per cent and followed by men with 3.8 per cent. The survey also indicates the overall infection percentage of HIV for adults of between 15 – 49 years was at 5.1 per cent.

This was announced on Tuesday at the forum that discussed the role of economic empowerment in reducing HIV risks and vulnerabilities among girls and women in Tanzania. The meeting was officiated by the Permanent Secretary in the Ministry . . .

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